Friday Fail Boat – America’s Cup Man Overboard Special
Here is a collection of funny sailing fails from the 34th America’s Cup involving sailors going overboard – seems fitting since Oracle are getting dicked by ETNZ.
Its been a little while since I posted, I promise I will start doing these each week.
So where to start this week, there are so many. How about this some AC World Series……
A guest racer goes overboard and recovers before Dean Barker (Helm) notices. Great recovery here from the guest onboard Emirtaes Team New Zealand from Race 3 of AC World Series in Venice.
From a few days ago before the start of racing – Oracle Team USA Joey Newton slides and falls off the Leeward hull of the USA AC72. You got to love this!
This bow down come from the Louis Vuitton Cup, ETNZ going into the mark a bit hard, get a bit down and two crew get washed off – Rob Waddell and Chris Ward, both were quickly picked up by the chase boat. ETNZ went on to win, even with two less crew onboard – good skills.
Another guest spot fail here – the Olympic Gold Medallist Michael Johnson not making across the back of the boat. This was part of the AC World Series on Oracle Team USA Coutts AC45.
This is a great one of Jimmy Spithill from Oracle Team USA showing that anyone can have a bad day. I think I would give him 5.5 for this dive.
And finally a bit of Chromeo ‘Needy Girl’ to start your weekend off with a bit of filth and get you in the mood.
So to start off with here is a very nice shot of Alegre, thanks for the from the Bowman onboard – Matt Cornwell, fresh out of the box Mini Maxi racing in the Giraglia Inshore Race. Some great work by British Sailing Team Mark Andrews on spotting the guys at the back of the boat, either waving a sausage at the camera man or getting rid of some excess fluid(peeing off the back of the boat).
Waving a sausage off the back of a boat
Here is some great footage of the Oracle AC team two boat testing out in San Fran, I did read somewhere they had some headstay issue with the new boat, hope they get it all sorted.
BOOOOM!!! Poor little bugger, but they have to learn one way or another!
Did somebody order a Chinese?? Wild Ride Team showing us how not to Gybe
Not sure this is how you launch a new boat…
Nothing to do with sailing, but this is awesome. What is better than a parrot head banging to Death Metal!!??
Artemis Racing’s owner, Torbjörn Törnqvist, this week visited San Francisco, where he spent time with the team—working out, participating in dive training, and sailing on the AC45 (even notching a new speed record). It was Torbjörn’s second visit in the last month.
We are back with some Friday Fail Boat videos for you to ease you into the weekend.
Up first a great video from this week of BMW Oracle Jimmy Spithill taking a nice dive. Think you need to work on your legs and entry position there Jimmy.
Up next – Ben Ainslie and the JP Morgan Round the Island Race, such a great day for the boys after the funeral of Andrew Simpson the day before.
Well done guys, great work from all and a fitting tribute to your friend Bart.
Did someone order a Chinese?
A Chinese Gybe that is – this week its Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09, Tony Mutter talk you through a lovely Chinese gybe.
Here is some awesome Friday Boat Fails on a 49er, something for my dinghy followers for a change!
And finally for this week, a boat fail compilation video, remember to be safe out there this weekend if you are sailing.